Graduate Blog

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February 22, 2017

PhD Final Defense-SIhang Wei

Determination of Load Path Through Concrete Crosstie and Fastening System:

A Laboratory and Field Investigation

Advisor: Professor Daniel Kuchma

Date: Monday March 6th 2017, 10:00 am

Location: Quade Lounge

February 22, 2017

The Graduate College's Dissertation Completion Fellowships help outstanding students complete the doctoral degree by providing a one-year stipend of $20,000 along with waivers of tuition, service fee, health service fee, AFMFA fee, library/IT fee. More info:

February 21, 2017

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has entry level civil engineering positions (Civil Engineer Trainee) and summer internship positions (Seasonal Engineering Technician Intern) open throughout the state.  Positions include transportation design and construction management.  Application descriptions and forms can be found at and applications, including official transcripts, must be received by Monday, March 13 at 4:30pm. If there are any questions, please contact Clare Curtin at

February 20, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Illini Union, room 210

Presented by Thomas Arkell, an attorney practicing immigration and employment law: Many international graduate students and postdocs will secure full-time employment in the United States. Find out what you need to know about U.S. immigration policies to make a smooth transition. This workshop will discuss the H-1B petition process for full-time hires and options for permanent residence in the U.S. (NOTE: The Architecture Building is located south of the Main Library.) Sponsored by Graduate College Career Development

February 20, 2017

Friday, March 3, noon - 2 p.m., Illini Union, room C

Join us for the inaugural Professional Development Fair for Graduate Students! Come learn about services and resources designed to help you succeed during your time as a graduate student including the Illinois Leadership Center, Office of Volunteer Programs, the Writing Center, and many more! Need a new professional headshot? We've got you covered. Stop by anytime during the fair to have your headshot taken and receive a digital web resolution proof for free.